Prep report: Stenberg pitches a gem as Spartans blank Hawks

Junior only allows two hits while striking out 11.
Superior’s Adrienne Kruger clears a hurdle as she runs her way to a first place finish in the 100 meter hurdles at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (Jed Carlson /

Junior Mason Stenberg tossed a two-hitter to lead Superior to a 4-0 victory over Hermantown in high school baseball Tuesday, May 18, at NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior.

Stenberg finished with 11 strikeouts and no walks. Kell Piggott had two RBIs, Kaden Kimmes added a 2B and RBI and Tucker Johnson had a double to lead the Spartans (7-3).

Superior 4, Hermantown 0

WP: Mason Stenberg 7IP, 0ER, 2H, 11K, 0BB. LP: C. Gunderson 6IP, 2ER, 5H, 3K, 0BB. S (7-3): Kell Piggott 2RBIs; Kaden Kimmes 2B, RBI; Tucker Johnson 2B. H (7-9): W. Carlson H; L. Lind H.

Superior’s Mason Stenberg (18) delivers a pitch in the seventh inning of the Spartans 4-0 victory over Hermantown at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (Jed Carlson /
Superior’s Connor Fonger runs his way to a first place finish in the 100 meter dash at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (Jed Carlson /

Northwood/Solon Springs 3, Bruce 0

Freshman Abe Ahlberg went 5 2/3 strong innings to lead Northwood/Solon Springs to the Lakeland-East win at Bruce.

Ahlberg allowed just three hits, with eight strikeouts and four walks.

“We played a much better game than we did last night, even though the scoreboard might show otherwise,” coach Nate Ahlberg said. “We played with much more energy and focus, which was needed as Bruce was much improved since we faced them three weeks ago.”

Senior Ben Monson went 2-for-4 with a 2B and RBI, junior Gage Blaylock was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs and junior Colby Latvala added a hit while earning his second save of the season, with two strikeouts, one walk and no hits allowed in 1 1/3 innings.

“Both our pitchers threw well tonight,” Nate Ahlberg added. “Abe gave up a leadoff double and then walked the next batter, but a groundout and two strikeouts ended the first. He also worked around two errors and a double in the fifth by striking out two and picking a runner off third.”


Northwood/Solon Springs (9-3 overall, 7-0 Lakeland-East) hosts Birchwood/Winter at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 20, in Northwood.

Monday, May 17

Northwood/Solon Springs 12, Prairie Farm 2, 5 innings

WP: Drake Debeir 5IP, 2H, 2R (1ER), 4BB, 9K. NSS: Ben Monson 3x3 (2B), 3R, RBI; Gage Blaylock 3x4, 2R, 3RBIs; Kaden Corlett 2x3, R, 2RBIs.

Saturday, May 15

Webster 10, Northwood/Solon Springs 0, 5 innings

WP: Auston Sigfrids 5IP, 0R, H, 4K, BB. W: Owen Washburn 2x3 (2-2B), 3R, BB, 4RBIs; Carsen Stenberg HR, 3BBs, 2R. NSS: Gage Blaylock H.

Friday, May 14


Spooner 10, Northwood/Solon Springs 9

LP: Colby Latvala 4IP, 8H, 6ER, 3BB, 0K. NSS: Latvala 1x3 (2b), 2R; Ben Monson 2x4, R, 2RBIs; Abe Ahlberg 3x5 (2 2B), 3R, 3RBIs; Collin Krmpotich 2x4 (2B), R, RBI; Drake Debeir 3x5, RBI.

Spartans edge Lumberjacks

Zach Leno defeated Logan Beck 6-4, 6-2 in No. 1 singles to lead Superior to a 4-3 victory over Cloquet Tuesday, May 18, in high school boys tennis.

Brodie Raygor and Diedrick Nikoi were also victorious as the Spartans won three out of four singles matches.

Superior 4, Cloquet 3

Singles — Zach Leno, S, def. Logan Beck 6-4, 6-2; Adam Blesener, C, def. Jaxson Vo 6-2, 6-1; Brodie Raygor, S, def. Jonah Bryant-Nikko 6-3, 6-3; Diedrick Nikoi, S, def. Tyler Leppi 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Doubles — Ty Wolter/Ethan Lavan, C, def. Kaden Olson/Trevor Soderland 7-5, 6-1; Archer Siers/Vinnie Theisen, S, def. Marco Zegan/Max Sundquist 6-4, 6-4; T.J. Sabyan/Sam Bailey, C, def. Allen Nelson/Julian Robbins 6-2, 6-1.


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